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Crusoe the Painter

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    Everett, WA
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    Miniature painting, terrain making, wargaming.
  1. Crusoe the Painter

    CAV SO: Upcoming CAVs Preview

    Really, "UCORS" can be brought back pretty trivially, for a given faction just use only CAVs from a given UCOR of said faction and thus of course faction rules apply. So you can still play a UCOR force, but its mostly a fluff thing with no rules impact.
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    CAV SO: Upcoming CAVs Preview

    Mmmm, more ZBrushy goodness. Now when are we finally gonna get some cyber-genetic horrors, the Psyros?
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    Preview CAV:SO AEC Dropship Baron-Class

    Mmmm, more ZBrush work. The latest tooling makes things like panel lines a lot easier..
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    CAV: SO Rach Kraken Preview

    Ahh, good to see Zbrush being used for hard edge modeling.
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    Relic Knights Lives

    Sounds about right for CoolMiniOrNot. Their parent online shop (New Wave Games, now closed) would lose orders all the time.
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    So, where are we on CAV: SO ?

    At this point... I WILL BELIEVE IT WHEN I SEE IT
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    Local store dropping reaper

    In the Seattle area, when I moved there in 2004, nearly all game stores I found near me had died, all the ones listed as Reaper distribs, were dead. Its started swinging back the other way again. There are finally some good stores in Seattle and other areas. Card Kingdom opened a game store in Ballard, its pretty awesome. Ray Gun Games on Cap Hill is pretty neat, but tiny, and mostly board games. Mugu Games in everett started in a tiny little shop, and now has moved to a large space next to the Everett Harbor Freight. Decent rpg seletion, and a good selection of Warmachine and Warhammer with a little reaper thrown in. Lots of terrain and tables. Not just a MtG store. Some of the old game shops in 2004 that survived from the last downturn are dire though. Musty games, few figures, etc. There is (was?) one in Green Lake that was terrible.
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    [MERGED]CAV? Tell me about it...

    Damn Big Warbots
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    [MERGED]CAV? Tell me about it...

    Damn, by this point, we should just crowdsource our own rules. Reaper doesn't care as long as it moves figures. Just rename them, cook up some new fluff, a new name, and get rolling. As it is, the existing name has gotten so poisoned, it probably doesn't matter anymore.
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    My Reaper BONES kickstarter has arrived!

    Some of the bones I got are a little 'soft' detail wise, but no worse than metal figs I've seen. Need to bump up the mold pressure. One thing I have noticed is the plastic seems to vary a lot in stiffness. With spears the same thickness, on some figs they are almost floppy, and on others are stiff to work just fine. I suspect the QC on the plastic batching needs to be improved a bit.
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    Dental Plaster Bases

    I should really break out the models I made and create some molds for these...
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    Dental Plaster Bases

    A dental plaster base the same thickness as a plastic base is nigh-unbreakable, and its weight will make your figs more stable.
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    Bones: the Scratch test

    Acrylics take time to fully cure. They continue to harden with age. Also, all plastics have mold-release agents or plasticizers added. Try soaking bones in dilute simple green or hot soapy water for a few minutes before painting to remove surface film.
  14. I can't find the post, but I know some folks were looking for stuff like this to make water effects, or helmets, or other things http://www.mygoohu.com/ Two part, comes in a variety of colors. Molding jellies/slimes has never been easier! ;)
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    What bugs you most in miniatures?

    The brittle lead-bismuth alloy Rackham used in their figs.